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Roseville, Calif. – Roseville Home Start announced today that it received a grant of $10,000.00 from The Allstate Foundation. The grant will allow Home Start to provide Life Skills Classes and one-on-one budget counseling for formerly homeless families with a history of Domestic Violence (over 90% of our families) participating in Home Start’s Transitional Housing Program.

“With the recent nationwide economic downturn, Home Start has seen individual, foundation, and government funding sources cutting back their grant programs, or suspending them altogether,” said Ann Engelbrecht, Executive Director of Home Start. “We need the support of the community now more than ever.  We thank The Allstate Foundation for choosing Home Start, and supporting our life changing programs for homeless families.”


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“Similar to Home Start, The Allstate Foundation’s work to support survivors of domestic violence reflects our dedication to making communities across the state a better, safer place to live,” said Freddy Santos of The Allstate Foundation in California.

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment.

Since 1995, Roseville Home Start has successfully transitioned homeless families into affordable, sustainable permanent housing and self sufficiency. Major components of the program include case management, budgeting, life skills training, counseling, permanent housing placement and follow-up. Families reside at Home Start for one year, and then continue under Home Start’s case management for an additional year upon successfully moving into permanent housing. Home Start provides shelter and comprehensive services to 150-200 adults and children per year.